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Food and DrinkHazon Farm To Table Food Fest
The Oshman Family JCC will host a day focusing on food, sustainability and Jewish life, offering cooking demonstrations, tastings and samples from local providers, and more. Children can meet farm animals and go to stations to make butter and braid Challah. Calafia Cafe's Chef Charlie Ayers will give a talk and demonstration. UC Master Gardeners will also have an information table. Oct. 18, 2-5 p.m. Free. Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto.
Food and DrinkSourdough Bread Boot Camp
Anne Marie Bonneau will teach students how to bake sourdough bread using wild yeast, covering each step from feeding a starter to baking the loaves. Students will taste a finished loaf and take home a formed one to bake at home. Participants should bring a bowl and towel for transporting the loaf. Oct. 24, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $150. Private home, address provided upon registration, Mountain View.
Food and DrinkBrew Your Own Kombucha
This course offered by Anne Marie Bonneau will cover the benefits of kombucha, the necessary equipment, and successful and safe conditions. Students can taste samples of kombucha and other fermented foods made by the instructor, and they will take home a jar of kombucha and a symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast (SCOBY). Oct. 28, 6-8 p.m. $75. Private home, address provided upon registration, Mountain View.
Food and DrinkPortola Valley Farmers' Market
This year-round market offers organic fruits, veggies, nuts, juices, grass-fed meats, chicken, local farm eggs, fresh seafood, fair trade coffee, nut butters and jams, artisan beer, wine, gluten-free and artisan baked goods, honey and crafts. Hot Roli Roti chicken is also on sale. Thursdays, year-round, 3-7 p.m. (summer hours). Free. Portola Valley Farmers' Market, 765 Portola Road, Portola Valley.
Food and DrinkVegetarian Thanksgiving Dinner 2015
Monday Night Vegetarian Dinners sponsored by the Peninsula Macrobiotic Community will hold a special vegetarian/vegan dinner event the week of Thanksgiving. The menu will include gingery butternut squash, a basket of whole grain breads and crackers, corn and caramelized onion frittata, wild rice and quinoa pilaf with creamy mushroom gravy, mashed and roasted sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, green beans and more. Nov. 23, 6:30-8 p.m. $23. First Baptsit Church, 305 N. California Ave., Palo Alto.
Food and DrinkOff the Grid: Palo Alto
With help from the Crowne Plaza Cabana Hotel, Off the Grid will bring its market offering a number of dinner options and a pop-up bar to Palo Alto. Mondays, Feb. 16-Dec. 14, 5-9 p.m. Free. Crowne Plaza Cabana Hotel, 4290 El Camino Real, Palo Alto.
Food and DrinkMonday Vegetarian Vegan Macrobiotic Dinners
The Monday Night Vegetarian Dinners sponsored by the Peninsula Macrobiotic Community bring together 60 to 100 attendees of all ages each week to enjoy vegetarian/vegan meals. The communal atmosphere welcomes all diners -- vegetarian, vegan or not -- and fosters new and long-term friendships. Reservations by 9:30 a.m. on Monday are requested. Mondays, Oct. 12-Dec. 21, 6:30-8 p.m. $18. First Baptsit Church, 305 N. California Ave., Palo Alto.